Alleged truck shooter charged with attempted murder

A 38-year-old man suspected of taking potshots at tractor-trailers while traveling along northern B.C. highways has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a man near Chilliwack on Saturday.

Peter Anthony Kampos, 38, who also faces a count of possession of a firearm without a licence, remains in custody following an appearance Wednesday in Chilliwack provincial court.

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Police are also continuing to investigate a series of shootings targeting commercial trucks. So far, they have received 22 such reports and one report involving a passenger vehicle, stretching over a 14 hour period, beginning on Friday at 1 p.m.

Police are asking anyone who may have travelled Highway 37 between Kitimat and Terrace, Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince George as well as Highway 97 from Prince George to 100 Mile House on that day to "carefully examine their vehicle for suspicious damage."

A blue 2009 four-door Dodge Caliber bearing Ontario license plate CAVM918 has been connected with the incidents.

"We are asking anyone who may have been the victim of a suspicious incident allegedly involving Mr. Kampos or the vehicle he was driving to contact their local detachment," B.C. RCMP Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau said.

Investigators from the Chilliwack RCMP's serious crime unit are continuing their investigation of the shooting of a 39-year-old man that occurred in the Ford Mountain Forest Service Road area, which will include looking at Kampos's movements prior to Friday and possible motivations.

Kampos is believed to be from Ontario, RCMP said. According to court records, he was fined in December for driving without a driver's licence and insurance and failing to keep to the right from a February 2016 incident in 100 Mile House.

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